Pak Govt bound to protect Benazir: Sindh HC

November 14th, 2007 - 2:06 am ICT by admin  
Disposing of a petition moved by an NGO, a division bench comprising Justices Maqbool Baqar and Yasmin Abbasy remarked that the government was duty bound to ensure the safety of Bhutto.

The security cover should be extended to the entire route of the PPP procession, starting from the airport to its eventual destination.

Special measures were required in view of the reported threat to Bhutto from certain quarters, they added.

Advocates Shafqat Shah Masoomi and Ghulam Mustafa Lakho had earlier submitted that Bhutto’s safety and security is particularly threatened by al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Earlier, the Pakistan Government announced that Bhutto will get extra security on her homecoming on October 18, and she can import a special bullet-proof car.

“We will provide her security, and we expect her representatives to discuss the arrangements with the Interior Ministry authorities,” Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said.

This move comes following a fresh security threat issued by a pro-Taliban insurgent leader Baitullah Mehsud to target Bhutto, the Dawn reported. (ANI)

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